Tree Detail

Prunus tomentosa


Cherry, Nanking

Prunus tomentosa   

Category: deciduous shrub   Size:

Mature Size: 6 - 10' by 6 - 12'

Zone: To 1   Growth Rate:

Foliage: dark green

Elevation (if known): To 8,500'

Water: Prefers normal to moist, but fairly drought tolerant once established.

Soil : Good, well-drained. Sandy loam to some clay.

Sun: Prefers full.

Comments: Tough and cold hardy. Tolerates wind. Can be pruned as a small tree. Needs cross pollination to produce fruit.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: Tibet, China

Known Locations: Some in gardens east of town. Needs regular water here.

Information Sources: Little Valley Wholesale Nursery 2003, Sunset Western Garden Book